Tech

Arianespace launch failure destroys military satellite

A European mission to launch a satellite aboard Arianespace’s Vega rocket has come to a premature end after a “major anomaly” occurred just two minutes after liftoff. The anomaly occurred during the Vega rocket’s second stage ignition, at which point mission control lost its telemetry link from the launcher. The uncrewed mission was intending to […]

Global

Iranian boats ‘tried to intercept British tanker’

Iranian boats tried to impede a British oil tanker near the Gulf – before being driven off by a Royal Navy ship, the Ministry of Defence has said. HMS Montrose, a British frigate shadowing the tanker British Heritage, was forced to move between the three boats and the tanker, a spokesman said. He described the […]

Canada

Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan invests in company that runs controversial U.S. migrant detention centres

The Ontario’s Teachers’ Pension Plan Board has invested in a private U.S. prison company that has come under fire from authorities for improper segregation of immigrants and inadequate medical care in some of its facilities.  The pension plan bought more than 20,000 shares in GEO Group Inc. — worth just over half a million dollars — in the […]

Canada

Amber Alert issued for 2 young boys, vulnerable person last seen in Newmarket, Ont.

Officials have issued an Amber Alert for two young children and a “vulnerable person” who were last seen in Newmarket, Ont., Wednesday afternoon. The alert, which was broadcast just after 3 a.m. ET on Thursday, said the boys — Harrison and Keegan Larocque — along with their 70-year-old grandfather Leo Easton were last known to […]